12/12/2012

Hi WarriorZ,

You can find tons of recipes for Meatloaf and pick the ones that are the most appealing for you, however if you are on the quest of losing fat or losing weight, you should read on about the basic rules for Skinny Meatloaf.

#1 Always pick extra lean meat. I like to mix extra lean beaf with extra lean turkey meat for my Meatloaf.

#2 Use oats instead of breadcrumbs for bonding. Oats are the better option for anyone who is interested in losing fat due to their high fibre and low saturated fat content.

#3 Add your favourite veggies. You can use, carrots, green peas, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, celery, and fresh spices like oregano, basil, parsley, etc. Your veggies/oats ratio should be at least 2:1.

#4 Meatloaf is great with mashed potatoes, but those are not the best option for you if you are trying to lose fat. As a rule of thumb, if you are already fit and want to enjoy the great taste of mashed potatoes, then go with sweet potatoes. If you are exercising hard on a regular basis (5 zwows a week) and you are happy with your progress, you don't feel like you need to be too strict with your diet, but you still want to support your training efforts, then make half and half mash out of sweet potato and cauliflower. If you want to lose fat and you want diet that will support your efforts, then do the mash strictly out of just Cauliflower and use just a teaspoon of coconut oil instead of butter. All those 3 options will taste great with your Meatloaf and you'll feel amazing that you are eating something that is good for you.

#5 Keep your portion sizes small. Your digestive system will work way more efficiently if you'll eat smaller portions throughout the day, then if you just overload it in one sitting.

Have fun creating your own Meatloaf recipe :)

Best,
Z.